Volkswagen’s Touareg “Lux Limited,” which came out in 2009 during the Detroit Auto Show, features “Ayers Rock” 20-inch alloy wheels, coupled with size 275 tires designed to be usable in all four seasons. The limited edition vehicle also has exclusively tailor-made front and rear aprons, and side skirts.
A color lineup was also customized exclusively for the Touareg “Lux Limited” edition, namely the model-exclusive Biscay Blue, Black Magic Pearl Effect, Galapagos Gray and Campanella White. The Touareg SUV also features a comprehensive tally of features that are not exclusive to one model, but are available across the board.
With the “Lux Limited” version of the Touareg, buyers can enjoy those standard features and more. The interiors of the Lux Limited model are decked out in two colors. In one version, the leather interior is expressed in “Latte Macchiato/St. Tropez white” and accented with “Poplar grain” color.
The second version decks out the cricket leather upholstery in “Anthracite/St. Tropez white” finish, with the accents coming in “Engine spin dark” color.
This particular accent brings out a metallic aesthetic to the insides of the Lux Limited model. Both versions feature “St. Tropez white” trim for the door panels. Other standard features of the two variants of the Lux Limited include 12-way power seats.
The new Volkswagen Touareg is now available with one of the cleanest diesel engines in the world – the BlueTDI engine with a SCR catalytic converter that could reduce nitrogen dioxide (NOx) emissions by up to 90 percent. This allows the new Touareg BlueTDI, boasting of a power output of 165 kW (225 PS), to meet even the most stringent emissions standards. The lowest emission limits -- "Tier2 Bin5" standard -- are set in California, Maine, Massachusetts, New York and Vermont and Maine.
Volskwagen Touareg BlueTDI on display in Geneva is one of the first diesel-powered vehicles that comply with the Tier2 Bin5 standard. In the US, economical turbo-diesels like the V6 BlueTDI mills can help reduce oil consumption and lower emission of greenhouse gases.
Starting 2008, Volkswagen will offer the Touareg with SCR catalytic converter initially in the US, as part of the BlueTec Alliance inked with Audi and DaimlerChrysler. VW will also be offering smaller vehicles -- like the Jetta – with a NOx storage catalytic converter that can get rid of up to 90 percent of nitrogen oxides. VW will offer these systems in Europe shortly after their debut in the US. The Euro-4 standard has set a NOx limit of 0.25 g/km in Europe, while in the US, the limit is more stringent at 0.043 g/km (0.07 g/mile).